Like most authors my imagination is almost always on. I would think that many authors have already considered how this Coronavirus could be incorporated into a story. I’m sure it could serve as a background, if nothing else, for nearly all genres. I think about it myself on occasion but defer serious thought to a later time. Right now, my plate is full working on another book. Only a few weeks I published a sci/fi book titled “The Nexus”.
I don’t mean to take this virus lightly. It is wrecking the health of our country as well as our economy. It’s a little scary and depressing when it’s real life. But I do believe we will get through it though I imagine quite a few lives will be permanently changed. I hope that we can all, eventually, make life better than what it was.
I am somewhat used to being alone. Writing is not a group sport. Even so I do miss going out and eating at a nice restaurant, or seeing a movie, or going to an Atlanta Braves game once in a while. I shouldn’t complain though. I haven’t gotten the virus. That’s a good thing.
The book I’m working on now (changing the subject) is tentatively titled “The awakening”. It is also a science fiction novel and possibly a YA novel. The central characters are 18 and 19 but does that automatically make it a young adult novel? The thing is before I write a story, I don’t tell myself what genre I want to write in. I simply write what I’m feeling at the time and figure out the genre at a later date.
In some ways I envy the writers who know their endings before they begin a story. I do have a general idea but along the way I may turn off in a number of different directions. And, though I sometimes run into problems doing this it makes the story seem more real to me as if I’m living it at this moment in time. So, no, I’d rather keep going the way I am.
I have so much I want to do but writing is such a slow process. And then I have to make some time for promoting my products. Which I am not very good at.
I have come a long way since I first started self-publishing. My first books were averaging about 3.5 stars which included some ones and twos in my reviews. Within the last couple of years my average has gone up. My Christian book “The old man and the girl” has 4.3 stars and over a hundred reviews with Amazon and Goodreads combined. The Entity, a sci/fi, horror book (a newer release) has only 3 reviews but they are all 5 stars. The dark strain, which is also a newer book has only 1 review, which is on Goodreads. It is a 5-star review.
One more thing while I’m rambling. The Nexus ebook will be free on Amazon April 24, 25, and 26.
Okay, two more things. A good little video about writing can be seen here if you’re bored. https://www.gmmartinbooks.com/writer-quotes.html
Until next time.
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